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Shooting Stars 2014

Here are details of our 2014 Shooting Stars Cover Kids Contest, coming to Plaza El Segundo Oct. 11 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Don't miss out! Sign up today for VIP gift bags and priority access! … Read Article

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Best of 2014 Reader Favorites Nominations

Ready to nominate your favorites? Send in your picks by August 1, then watch our Facebook page for the final round of voting. We will publish the winners in our December issue! … Read Article

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Kids’ Summer Camp Contest

Hey campers! Here is your chance to be featured on LAParent.com and qualify to win tickets to the Aquarium of the Pacific. In a few sentences, tell us about your most memorable summer camp experience and upload a cool photo of yourself at camp or on your way there. Tell your friends and family to vote for your entry! The three campers with the most votes will each receive a family four-pack of … Read Article

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Being On Stage Is a ‘Miracle’ For Teens On the Spectrum

I don’t know much about autism, but I’m hearing phrases such as “on the spectrum” and “high functioning” more and more often. When I gave birth to my first son in 2008, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was reporting that one in every 150 children had autism. Today that number is one in 68. Parents of children on the autism spectrum might worry about their child’s differences, … Read Article